Get In Her Ears w/ Julia-Sophie 17.09.20

Tash & Kate were back in the Hoxton Radio studio this week with loads of great new tunes. They played tracks by Nova Twins, CMAT, otta, Eilis Frawley, EFÉ, Cehryl, ZAND, Nayana Iz & more.

They also caught up with Julia-Sophie to talk about her latest single ‘breathe’, her debut EP Y?, and her recent airplay on Radio 6.

Listen back:

Tracklist
Jackie Shane – Any Other Way
Nova Twins – Play Fair
MJ Guider – FM Secure
ASHWARYA – BIRYANI
Cehryl – superbloom
Æ MAK – forevermorereplay
SHHE – BOY (Alva Noto Remix)
EFÉ – Table For Two
Jealous Of The Birds – Something Holy
Bad Honey – End of the World
Ella Grace – Pieces
ZAND – Slut Money
anrimeal – Marching Parades
Nayana Iz – Growing. Pains
Julia-Sophie – Breathe
**Julia-Sophie interview**
Asha Gold – Debut
Lili Grace – Silhouette
Otta – Just Like The Rain
Total Rubbish – Honey Ryder
MOURN – This Feeling Is Disgusting
CMAT – Another Day (kfc)
Mamalarky – Schism. Trek
Eilis Frawley – Stats
Synapson feat. Pongo – Lengueno
First Frontier – Take Cover
Anna Wolf – The Unfamiliar
Amy Winehouse – Tears Dry On Their Own

Track Of The Day: Hari Debi – ‘Cabron’

Filled with gritty guitar riffs, snarling vocals and crashing percussion, London based Hari Debi have shared their latest single ‘Cabron’. Lifted from their debut EP Loose Thread, which is set for release on 25th September via We Can Do It Records, the track is a riotous take down of the industry gatekeepers who attempted to stand in the way of band’s authenticity.

Formed of Maddy Jones (vocals) and Mark Docherty (guitar), Hari Debi take inspiration from The Kills, Saint Agnes and Dead Weather to create their bold rock and roll sounds. On ‘Cabron’ – which literally means “dumbass goat” in Spanish – the pair channel their frustrations at a former manager into abrasive riffs and bittersweet vocals. Docherty produced, mixed and mastered the track himself, adding an extra cathartic edge to the track’s context.

Speaking about the track, the band explain: “‘Cabron’ is a tale of seeking revenge on a villainous figure. The figure in question is a seedy ex manager whom Hari Debi parted ways with due to false promises and financial skullduggery. In writing what we thought was a simple revenge story the song became something more: an anthem for any person who feels downtrodden by the actions of someone else. Whether you’re fighting for equality, have just been dicked over, or you just hate your boss, we hope ‘Cabron’ scratches that revenge itch and helps you through the day. Screw the people standing in your way, if you have a dream chase it.”

Listen to ‘Cabron’ below and follow Hari Debi on Facebook, and Spotify for more updates.

 

Pre-order your copy of Hari Debi’s debut EP Loose Thread here.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

GIHE w/ Seraphina Simone 10.09.20

Tash & Kate were back in the Hoxton Radio studio this week with loads of great new tunes. They played tracks by CAMI, Kali Claire, Ava Vegas, Bestfriend, Fightmilk, Ailbhe Reddy, Francis Of Delirium, Kadija Kamara & Ela Minus.

They also caught up with Seraphina Simone to talk about her latest single ‘Hollywood $$$’ and her upcoming releases.

Listen back:

Tracklist
Shirley Ellis – Soul Time
Emma Volard – Femininity
Kali Claire – Give Him Life
Æ MAK feat. Seba Safe – i dance in the kitchen
Ailbhe Reddy – Looking Happy
SUSU – Work Song
Francis Of Delirium – Equality Song
Ava Vegas – The Bloom Is Off The Rose
Low Hummer – Sometimes I Wish (I Was A Different Person)
snake eyes – skeletons
Bestfriend – Does It Matter
Unloved – Why Not (Gwenno remix)
Kadija Kamara – Best Moves
The Spares – Best Kebab
Seraphina Simone – Hollywood $$$
**Seraphina Simone Interview**
Hari Debi – Cabron
Cami – Inside Out
Ela Minus – el cielo no es de nadie
Fightmilk – If You Had A Sister
Julia-Sophie – I Left You
KIN – L.O.V.E.
PINK – Just Like a Pill
The Pretenders – Alone

LISTEN: CATBEAR – ‘Girl Crush’

A dreamy electro-pop rumination about wanting a friendship to turn into something more romantic, CATBEAR have shared their latest single ‘Girl Crush’. Written during the Covid-19 lockdown, the London-based queer duo playfully ponder the “could-have-beens and what ifs” when it comes to thinking about that certain someone.

“The quiet streets of lockdown London and the amazing weather we had influenced the summery chilled vibe on this song,” explain CATBEAR, who are formed of Zoe Konez and Sarah Smith. “We were listening to a lot of 80s and 90s alternative pop, but also loving the current pop sound of Caroline Polachek, The Japanese House and Rina Sawayama too.” This merging of influences resulted in the lush, dreamy sounds on ‘Girl Crush’.

Recorded and produced in Konez’s home studio in Brixton, the single is a completely DIY affair, with Smith laying down her vocals in her spare room wardrobe. The duo’s charming pop creations about relatable concepts are a welcome distraction for anyone caught up in a crush during these unusual times.

Listen to ‘Girl Crush’ below and follow CATBEAR on bandcamp, Facebook and Spotify for more updates.

 

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut